Hippolite Weekly Musing:

This is the start of a new section of the newsletter, where I wax lyrical on any subject that has caught my eye during the past week.


It seems likely soon that the holes in the Theory of Evolution will no longer be able to be plastered over by secularist, materialist “scientists”.  So, a new theory will need to be developed that accounts for our origins that negates the Christian “moralistic” God.  Look for the promotion of the new theory of the multi-verse.  This states that since we can’t find uncontroversial evidence for our spontaneous generation in this universe, it stands to “reason” that we had help from extra-dimensional beings.  Note the similarity to the Christian gospel: God, who is Spirit, created the physical universe.  However, the twist is that these extra-dimensional beings aren’t God or His angels, but merely highly evolved “others”.  Could the Beast of Revelation that demonstrates great power and deceives the entire world (except the elect few) be a demon disguised as an ET?  I think it highly likely that the world is more likely to accept this, and reject a biblical explanation from a few born-again Christians.


Next Week: The Green self-fulfilling prophecy of “peak oil”.


What’s the difference between…

Evangelism and Apologetics?


Answer at the bottom of this newsletter.


Weekly News Wrap-Up

Praise Reports

  • Bryan T. is feeling better after his “turn” last month.
  • Watch and hear All Black prop Neemia Tialata talk about the importance of his tattoos.
  • 2007 Ozone hole “smaller than usual


Prayer Requests

  • Anna W. is back in hospital.  The doctors still don’t know what’s wrong exactly.  Continue to agree in prayer with her husband Mike for her complete healing.
  • Paul D. is back in hospital; his heart condition took a turn for the worse.  Stand in the gap for his family Nicola and the kids.
  • Chicago Researchers Look for ‘Gay Gene’ – A new federally funded study seeks to determine if homosexuality is genetic. It is the largest study ever conducted on the topic and it is already generating criticism and controversy, even though the initial results won’t be published until next year.  Sinful man is looking for any excuse to explain away having to repent.  Pray that Truth (in love) will prevail.


Other News

  • Urban sets phaser on stun – Karl Urban is to boldly go where only one man has gone before, playing legendary Star Trek doctor "Bones" McCoy in a prequel to the classic television series.
  • NZ signs up to US terrorist database – New Zealand spies have won access to a United States Government terrorist database in a deal the Security Intelligence Service says will significantly enhance national security. Concern over use of US intelligence.
  • Big Mac Trumps 10 Commandments – A new poll indicates that Americans are more familiar with the ingredients of the McDonald’s Big Mac hamburger than the Ten Commandments.


Answer to “What’s the Difference?”





Necessary first

May not be necessary

Example: “Jesus is God”

Example: “Jesus is God because…”


Club Details

  • METTLE is an acronym for Men’s Elim Team Together for Learning Experiences. We are primarily (but not exclusively) businessmen from Wellington Elim Church, who meet occasionally in the CBD to encourage each other in our daily walk with Jesus. This newsletter is our primary means of communication.  If you know of anyone who may benefit from these newsletters, you are welcome to forward them along. Similarly, if your circumstances are such that membership in this distribution list is no longer relevant, then hit reply and type UNSUBSCRIBE to have it removed.
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